TMS and Therapy Work Better Together

It’s a well known fact that medicine and therapy work better together than on their own.
At the Neuroscience & TMS Treatment Center we believe the the same value can be found in utilizing therapy during TMS, and believe our patients experience better outcomes due to that daily interaction. After all, TMS is a significant commitment and we want our patients to be able to make the most of their appointments throughout the entire treatment.

Our Coordinator, Lauren, is a Master's level therapist working toward her LCSW. Utilizing this team approach to TMS allows us to further our "full court press" approach to helping you. Lauren works daily with TMS patients during their sessions to establish goals that challenge the negative thinking styles, habits, and other symptoms that are part of a patients depression. She then helps patients make a plan to systematically engage in new behaviors that are beneficial for their mood.

For patients who currently have a therapist, we work to reinforce their current relationship and support the goals they are currently working toward. During your treatment we can communicate your weekly progress to your therapist if you would like. Additionally, your therapist is welcome to visit our office with you so they may learn more about your TMS course.

There are many different approaches to therapy most of which have evolved from each other over time. Some commonly utilized therapies today include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and Mindfulness training. Overall, regardless of the type of framework you are working within you will want to develop a good rapport with your therapist so they will understand how your depression affects you, your goals, and ways to keep you accountable. Remember, being open and honest with your therapist will enable them to better help you.